Personnel File

James Macon

President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998, the union representing Milwaukee County Transit System employees.

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Eyes on Milwaukee: Should County Operate Streetcar?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Should County Operate Streetcar?

Board members push -- belatedly -- for county transit to operate streetcar.

Experts Say County Wheel Tax Needed

Experts Say County Wheel Tax Needed

14% of residents have no car, need transit system the tax would fund.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bus System Will Go Paperless
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bus System Will Go Paperless

Paper transfers and tickets are gone, but the union is still upset.

Breaking News! Contract Ratified by 81% of ATU Local 998 Members
Press Release

Breaking News! Contract Ratified by 81% of ATU Local 998 Members

ATU Local 998 president James Macon released this statement.

Chris Abele: county to drop part-time drivers to end transit impasse
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Chris Abele: county to drop part-time drivers to end transit impasse

Milwaukee Transit Workers Reject MCTS Proposal
Press Release

Milwaukee Transit Workers Reject MCTS Proposal

The union has sent a letter to MCTS requesting they come back to the bargaining table to resume negotiations.

Milwaukee Transit Workers to Vote on MCTS Proposal Tomorrow
Press Release

Milwaukee Transit Workers to Vote on MCTS Proposal Tomorrow

“This proposal doesn’t make sense for our members or for Milwaukee riders.”

MCTS asks Union Members to Seriously Consider Contract Offer
Press Release

MCTS asks Union Members to Seriously Consider Contract Offer

The contract offer comes after months of meetings between MCTS, ATU and the Federal Mediator.

As Contract Talks Continue, ATU Leader Insists on $9 Million More
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As Contract Talks Continue, ATU Leader Insists on $9 Million More

The public should be aware that Macon’s $9 million proposal would have a huge impact on the community.

Bus Strike Forces Riders to Seek Alternatives

Bus Strike Forces Riders to Seek Alternatives

Thousands left stranded and struggling to find other means of transit.

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame for Bus Strike?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame for Bus Strike?

The union? Chris Abele? John Weishan? Scott Walker? A frank assessment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 15 Myths About The Bus Strike (and More)
Eyes on Milwaukee

15 Myths About The Bus Strike (and More)

Bus service continuing, but union president references more potential work stoppages. What else did he say?

As bus drivers vote, transit union chief predicting strike
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As bus drivers vote, transit union chief predicting strike

Milwaukee County bus drivers, mechanics authorize leaders to call strike
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Milwaukee County bus drivers, mechanics authorize leaders to call strike